The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” - Robert McCloskey
It doesn't always have to be about me, sometimes it can be about you too. I get lots of emails suggesting links that many of you think will appeal to CareerAlley readers.
I generally collect these until I have enough that is worth a dedicated post and today is your lucky day. So thanks to all of you who have submitted your ideas and please keep them coming!
- 10 Worst Work-Study Jobs in College - Obviously with the college student in mind and, at first glance you might not think there is any relevance, but think again. Having jobs while you are in college has an impact on how easy it will be for you to find a job when you get out. If you must work (and most of us must), try to avoid the worst jobs. This article, posted on Bestcollegesonline.net, provides a fairly extensive list of which jobs to avoid.
- Different Jobs in a Fire Department - Another article for those considering careers, this one is all about working in a Fire Department. There are lots of jobs you can consider - from Search and Rescue to Disaster Management, this article is worth a read if this is one of your career choices. There are additional resources on the left hand side of the page.
- 3 (Loving) Ways to Get Your Kids Out of the Basement - Okay, not really sure this is just for parents. It really wouldn't hurt if you are a recent grad (with out a job yet) to read this as well. Why? The article is all about transition and, in case you haven't noticed, that is exactly what recent grads go through as they transition to the job world. So, not only is this great advice for you, but you might want to forward the link to your parents as well. Don't forget the Job Search tab at the top of the page.
- Ten Top Secret Job Search Tips - Not sure I exactly agree, but like I said, it is not always about me. Some of these are good tips, but I'm not sure these tips by themselves will help you find a job. Nevertheless, this article, posted on Jobs.AOL.com, takes a slightly different approach. Tips like Write and Exercise are an interesting slant. As interesting as the article are the comments to the article (which did make me think twice about this review).
- 3 Steps to Using LinkedIn to Find a New Job - This article, from Collegerecruiter.com's blog, provide the basic steps for leveraging LinkedIn. It's not just about registering, it's about leveraging your connections and LinkedIn's functionality. In addition to the three steps, there is a short video as well. Also take a look at The Top 10 LinkedIn Groups for Job Seekers.
Good luck in your search.
Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.
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